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  • Coronavirus, after being first reported on December 31st, 2019, has now claimed more than 3000 lives across the world and is still going strong. Apart from China, this disease has spread its wings in 70 other countries with Italy providing the third-highest confirmed cases after China. 

    With the total confirmed cases crossing about 1 lakh worldwide, the ramifications of this outbreak have started to impact every phase of one’s life, with Sports Events no exceptions. Many major and minor events have been canceled or postponed till further notice as many athletes, officials and organizers fear the spread of virus due to High international travel. 

    Credits: The New York Times

    Here’s a look at where things with sports events stands as on Wednesday:

    The Olympic: 

    The Olympics is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event this year including tens of thousands of international traveling by Athletes, Officials, Media and Spectators is the biggest concern amid the wake of this Virus. The Olympics are scheduled for July and August this year in Tokyo, in juxtaposition to China.

    Organizers and officials have already raised their concerns, that this disease could be problematic for the event. But for now, the International Olympic Committee seems to be going to do all it can to keep the event going, provided the cancelation of the event is going to cause losses of tens of millions of dollars. 

    The IOC has stated that a decision on the Olympics will be taken by the end of May 2020. They are going to observe the effect of the virus till May end. But for now, the Baseball Final Olympic qualifications has been postponed from April to June 2020. The World Baseball Softball conference on Monday announced that the Final Qualification for Tokyo 2020 previously scheduled for 1-5 April has been now moved to June 17-20 amid Coronavirus Outbreak.


    As for Club Football(Club Soccer), Italy is the first country to postponed five of its major club games scheduled for the weekend. Further, on Wednesday officials for Italy stated that all the matches form Club and Leagues are going to held with Spectators and in a closed stadium. 

    Switzerland Suspended all of its club matches until March 23 as the clubs refused to play in empty stadiums. In China, the League season was to have begun Feb. 22, however, it has not yet started. Asian Champions League games including Chinese groups have been delayed until April. 

    South Korea has deferred the beginning of its group season, and Japan played one round of association games in late February before ending its season. 

    Spain's wellbeing clergyman said on Tuesday that occasions that could pull in fans from high-hazard zones like Italy ought to be held without observers. That could incorporate a Valencia-Atalanta Champions League game on March 10. 

    Borussia Dortmund of Germany dropped an arranged voyage through Asia this mid-year.


    The N.B.A. sent an update to groups on Sunday encouraging players to select Fist bumps rather than high-fives while associating with fans. The update likewise proposed players avoid acquiring things like pens and markers from fans when marking signatures. 

    Chicago State's men's group won't go to road games against Seattle and Utah Valley this week, and the ladies' group won't have those groups, the school said. 

    The Basketball Africa League delayed the beginning of its debut season, planned for March 13. A March 18 qualifying occasion in India for the Olympic three-on-three ball competition, which would have highlighted the American people, has been delayed.

    Weeks before its people's school ball competitions, which are held at destinations the nation over, the National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was checking the infection and planning with government, state, and nearby wellbeing authorities. 

    Brian Hainline, the affiliation's main clinical official, wrote in an email to partners a month ago that N.C.A.A. staff individuals would "include suitable shields" as legitimate, "as they would with any general wellbeing emergency."


    Major League Baseball is in a cautious mode as spring preparing games start in Florida and Arizona. 

    In Japan, preseason games are being played in void arenas, and the conversation proceeds about the destiny of the beginning of the period planned for March 20. 

    An Olympic baseball qualifying occasion booked for Taiwan in April has been deferred until June.


    While not in direct contact with the season or a specific group, the coronavirus still figured out how to influence an NFL-nearby occasion. San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert dropped an autograph signing event that was intended to occur next Sunday in light of worries about the disease. He referred to his small kid and the way that he has another child in transit as purposes behind this undoing.


    The main occasion on the WWE plan, WrestleMania 36 is planned to happen in Tampa, Florida on April 5, and as the biggest demonstration of the year for the biggest promotion on the planet, the organization is checking the spread of the infection. Talking in her job as the main brand official of the WWE, Stephanie McMahon told the Tampa Bay Times what the organization's center is. "The wellbeing and security of our fan base and our superstars truly comes first," McMahon said. "We would prefer not to place anybody in a terrible circumstance ever, paying little mind to the condition. Those are not dangers worth taking." 


    The opening MotoGP race of the period was planned to occur one weekend from now in Qatar, however, coordinators have chosen to drop the motorcycle racing event in light of the coronavirus-related travel limitations on those showing up from Italy. The individuals who have shown up from Italy, or have been to Italy in the course of the last couple weeks, will be isolated for 14 days. Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso was the victor of a year ago's race and the association itself expressed "Italy obviously assumes an essential job in the Championship and in the MotoGP class - both on target and off - and along these lines the choice has been taken to drop the chief class rivalry," per the Associated Press. 


    The PGA Tour released an announcement Monday that the association is "intently checking all accessible data identified with the proceeded with spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVIC-19," and with their discoveries, they presumed that "there are no arranged timetable changes past what has just been  deciding with the PGA Tour Series-China (a delay to the start of the season)."